“Portraits” is the third 2022 Chapbook or Photozine (March 2022 edition) from Simon, based on his personal photography.
This Chapbook “Portraits” is A5 in size, made up of 32 pages and featuring 30 photos captured by Simon. Thoughtfully printed on quality, heavy-duty paper (more details below), only 100 will ever be printed of these limited-edition chapbooks. Each one is numbered. (Subscribe to the complete 2022 chapbook series here)
From inside the back cover of “Portraits”;
A camera asks a question. The answer is in the image. A photographic dyad.
Will future historians reveal misinterpreted truths? The hope of some photographers is that their images cannot be recast.
Many of the images included herein depict life, offering comfort and hope. Others are an elegiac response to unseen murders.
I refocussed on the distribution of space within the images. I cropped to a portrait aspect ratio and let the juxtapositions happen. Doublets, complements and counterpoints are everywhere.
Sometimes you may be looking at faces that are lived in, seeing into eyes looking out. Some of these portraits of others are by others in other media. Some may not be portraits at all.
“Chronophagia” by Robert Polidori (Steidl, 2014)
Profesora Luz Mar González-Arias, Author Kevin Barry, Artist Carmel Benson, Stargirls Bella and Fia, Author Lia Mills, Producer David Collins, Actor Norma Howard in “Katie”, Artist Felicity McCartan, Brother Anthony Keane.
Harbour Seal, Gus, Giraffe, random beach jogger, Mr Jingles, Cockerel, Grey Squirrel, Mediterranean Gull, Robin.
“Inter Artes et Naturam” by Ciaran O’Connor (detail)
“Best Night Ever” by Bob Quinn (detail)
Bust of Sir Dominic Corrigan (sculptor unknown)
“Thus Daedalus Flew” by Niall O’Neill
“Theatre” by Agnes Conway (detail)
“Wolfe Tone” by Edward Delaney (detail)
More Chapbook Details
Saddle Stitched Book A5, Cover Silk 250gsm, Inner Silk 150gsm,
Portrait, Saddle Stitch Binding, Cover Both Sides, Cover One Side Matt, Inner Both Sides
See more about what Simon has to say about this Chapbook in these pages from his blog – walkingcommentary.net
- ‘Portraits’ – this is the post made by Simon when he mailed “Portraits” to his subscribers